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Omaka män: En studie i Buddy Cop genrens framställning av män av olika etnicitet och dess utveckling i Hollywood och Europa från 1980-talet till 2010-talet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Unexpected buddies (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is a qualitative essay focusing on the way men of different ethnical backgrounds are portrayed in recent movies in the Buddy Cop film genre. The purpose of this essay is to investigate whether this type of portrayal in this genre has changed since the 1980s, when the interracial Buddy Cop movie became popular. Furthermore, the essay also focuses on one Hollywood produced movie and one European, in order to detect whether these changes have occurred outside of Hollywood. The movies that have been used for this essay are Lethal Weapon, 2 Guns and The Guard. Lethal Weapon is used as a template for the relationship between the characters. The two other movies have been chosen since they are both quite recent, and one of them is produced in Hollywood whilst the other one is European. Some differences were identified between the films which shows how the genre has changed in Hollywood and in Europe. In the American 2 Guns, the relationship between the two main characters have become more equal, where both characters are physically equals. Furthermore the black character has taken on several roles of a typical white character, such as being rebellious and sexual. The Guard shows the same sort of relationship between its two main characters as in Lethal Weapon, where the black man is asexual and civilized, whilst the white character is rebellious. The biggest change in The Guard is that both characters are not very physical. The white character shows the major changes due to the fact that he is no longer a young, muscular man, but instead middle aged and slightly overweight.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60961DiVA, id: diva2:1077207
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2017-02-28 Created: 2017-02-26 Last updated: 2017-02-28Bibliographically approved

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